SRS iWOW Premium
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iTunes plug-in improves audio playback quality.   Demo ($24.99)
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SRS iWOW Premium... Patented solutions in iWOW Premium greatly improve the playback of audio by creating an expansive sound stage, putting you, the listener, in the center of the performance. iWOW Premium also restores audio cues that are buried in the original source material so your music and video files sound more natural and detailed.

The highly intuitive and aesthetically designed iWOW Premium user interface provides you with easy-to-use presets and a stylish graphical representation of your music.
What's New
Version 3.3:
  • Support for 64-bit iTunes.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, iTunes 6 or later, Mac OS X 10.4 or later (or Windows XP SP2 or later)



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SRS iWOW Premium User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 3.x:
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Bixo reviewed on 10 Mar 2013
DO NOT BUY! They limit the number of times you are allowed to re-install it.
After having to perform a fresh system install and entering my serial number, I get the message.
"Maximum number of activations exceeded."
[Version 3.3]


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Lvdoc reviewed on 18 Sep 2012
Apparently, they now sell what's called "Audio Essentials," which appears to be a system-wide approach using an application that installs into the Applications folder. The problem is that the "demo" does not allow you to tinker with any of the settings. So, I have no way to know how this thing might actually sound. What's the point of that, exactly?
[Version 3.3]


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Aperfectme reviewed on 06 Aug 2012
The software works well, but the support is terrible!!! I dont recommend it.
[Version 3.3]


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Revco commented on 02 Aug 2012
Has this been killed off. Can't find it on the SRS site at all.
[Version 3.3]

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Aperfectme replied on 06 Aug 2012
I think so, the worst thing is that I have bought the
license and is not working anymore.
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Rickysubero reviewed on 06 Dec 2011
working great!!!!!! i can listen the diference!
[Version 3.3]


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Coolapic reviewed on 18 Nov 2011
SRS iWOW is one of the best things I've ever had on my Mac, after a quick and super easy installation it really improves the sound quality to a level that your ears won't believe.

Support is also top notch (though I needed their help only once as it's rock solid) !

I tried some other sound improvement software (like Hear) and must say that I reverted to SRS iWOW after just a few minutes.

First, others do not support external audio hardware like my beloved Creative X-FI (sound christalyser).

Second, others aren't as straightforward, too many settings may confuse even experienced users. And, like me, you may well experience problems with other software that use audio (Skype etc...)

Bottom line :
The few extra bucks you'll pay for SRS iWOW over Hear are well worth it !

As far as I'm concerned I highly recommend iWow, all my audiophiles friends say the same !
[Version 3.3]


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Afcgbbob reviewed on 18 Sep 2011
At one time I thought that iWow was the best thing for audio refinement. But, it was limited to just iTunes. It did make the sound some what better through my desktop speakers but it just lacked the oomph that the sound needed.

Then I came across a program called Hear made by Prosoft, makers of Drive Genius and decided to see if it would make a actual difference and to my shock my desk to speakers were sounding like high priced speakers and I was totally blown away. Not only was it tuned for iTunes but anything else that used audio and it could be totally customized to your taste.

One day a friend came over while I was playing my iTunes and asked how I was getting that type of sound out of my speakers? I told him about hear and showed him the inter face and turned it on and off to show the difference. It was totally like night and day. As soon as I turned it of my sound went flat. Now just to let you know these were creative speakers that cost me $100. Now I have my Mac playing through my entertainment system and still use Hear 1.0.5.

iWow, you were great tool prior to Hear but Hear blows you and any other sound enhancing tools out of the water. Hear even tell the user ti disable any sound utility you may be using before implementing Hear so you do not create a conflict.

This is a combo review and comment comparing what was when and what is now. Hear is the technology of the future for sound on the Mac. It has a ton of presets for all sorts of categories just to get started and once you go over the manual you will learn how to tweak the setting or create your own. If iWow is to survive, it is going to need some major work if it expects to compete against Hear. It is a pity That Mr M. the editor at About this Particular Mac (atpm.com) will not let me join and bring life back to what is now a newsletter. End of Line...
[Version 3.3]

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B. Jefferson Le Blanc replied on 19 Sep 2011
Hear is twice the price of SRS iWOW. I should hope it's better. But thanks for the tip - I'll give Hear a try.
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B. Jefferson Le Blanc commented on 17 Sep 2011
It now works in 64 bit iTunes in Lion. Which is more than I can say for some other iTunes add-ons, like G-Force.
[Version 3.3]

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Afcgbbob replied on 18 Sep 2011
That is an unfair comparison since they do two totally different things. One is audio and the other is visual and it is not right to clump them together. but if you want to save time and agravation get Hear by Prosoft.
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Julsa1 reviewed on 12 Aug 2011
It's a shame that a software developer isn't capable of updating his software so that paid customers can enjoy it without hassel or worarounds.
It, also a shame that they sill selling it while it isn't working.
No more SRS software for me.....
Use the itunes equalizer can do the job as well!
[Version 3.1.1]

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Pirx replied on 20 Aug 2011
For Hear and Digital Power Station also no Lion updates. Either it is difficult, or...?
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Julsa1 replied on 20 Aug 2011
Yes, but the dev. builds for Lion were long available. Developer should have anticipated on possible problems a long time ago instead of doing this after the public release of Lion (and it seems they did ) Remember this is paid software and they are still selling it although it isn't usable for the most of us.
It's been 5 weeks now and still no update and they keep on saying a fixed version will be there soon for the same 5 weeks.
By the way, the workaround wasn't even discovered bij SRS themselves...
Looking at their facebook page shows that they are very busy with all kind of things, they should be busey with their incompatible software instead....
It's a shame.
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Mousee replied on 28 Aug 2011
As of 8/28 one can see that iWOW is currently not available for Mac.
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Julsa1 replied on 04 Sep 2011
Anyone who's still interested, seems that they finally decided not to wait for OSX 10.8 but released a compatible version (3.3) on their download site a few days ago (they didn't announced it on their site yet !) This version seems to solve the problems.
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Winslowjr commented on 03 Aug 2011
@Dempson Thanks! iWOW 3.2 works for me in Snow Leopard with iTunes 10.4 too. Haven't transitioned to Lion... yet
[Version 3.1.1]


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Big77 had trouble on 31 Jul 2011
iWOW 3.2 is out. You can download it here:
http://downloads.srs-store.com/SRSiWOWMAC.dmg

itunes 10.4 initially broke iWOW. 3.2 works fine on iTunes 10.4 on Snow Leopard. Haven't tried it on Lion.
[Version 3.1.1]

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Hurdil replied on 09 Aug 2011
Thanks for the URL; installing over 3.1 fixed the problem with 10.4!
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Daniel-Alex-Finkelstein replied on 26 Sep 2011
Anyone else having trouble with Genre Auto Detect in this release? Mine keeps reverting to "Blues."
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JBX had trouble on 25 Jul 2011
No Problems in OSX 10.7 Lion... just with latest iTunes 10.4.

Had to downgrade to iTunes 10.3.1 now have iWow working fineage :)
[Version 3.1.1]


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Macbookpro had trouble on 22 Jul 2011
According to their web site....
SRS iWOW™ for iTunes is temporarily experiencing issues with the latest iTunes and OS X Lion updates. The SRS engineering team is quickly addressing the problem and a fix will be available shortly.
[Version 3.1.1]

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Macbookpro replied on 22 Jul 2011
http://www.srslabs.com/store/store/comersus_viewItem.asp?idProduct=18 if you want to read it.
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Dtruett1 had trouble on 22 Mar 2011
Broken today. After installing 10.6.7, I get a system message that it's incompatible software
[Version 3.1.1]


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Big77 had trouble on 22 Feb 2011
Note about updates: Checking for updates is broken. It will tell you there are no updates when there really are. The only way I know to get the updates is to download the free trial, which is the full program. It will ask for a name and e-mail address but they are not verified -- I just give support@srslabs.com as my e-mail address :-)

And don't believe their release notes either -- there are lots of versions and changes not listed there.

Also, if you are getting an error on your console about an invalid iWow plugin in /Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/HAL then delete the iWow.plugin that's there, then run the latest iWow installer.

Yes, they are sloppy, sloppy sloppy. But the program does work. Eventually.
[Version 3.1.1]


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Balthazar B had trouble on 26 Sep 2009
I'm pretty impressed with how iWow makes music richer and warmer, but I have a few large misgivings about the support behind the product. I downloaded the free two week trial of iWow to test it out. When you open iTunes an iWow window pops up asking for you to register it or you can click a Demo or Cancel button. The problem is that neither the Demo nor the Cancel button works. I have to force quit iTunes and then reopen iTunes and when the iWow window pops up it does actually work. I have to do this every time which is just ridiculous. I wrote to iWow's support right away about this and two weeks later I have had no response. The other day they posted a coupon code for iWow to their blog and I was willing to overlook this issue and buy it. The site asks you to login at checkout and I logged in with the login I had created when downloading the trial, however it didn't work. I even had it email me the password twice to be sure and tried to re-register with my email, but it said the address was already registered. It was at this point that I gave up. I really wanted to give them my money, but this is absolutely ridiculous.
[Version 3.1]

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Michael @ Srs Labs commented on 28 Sep 2009
I can help you out. Please send an email to macupdate at srslabs dot com and let me know the specific problem you are having. Hang in there, I will get this fixed for you, I promise.
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Loosygoosy had trouble on 22 Sep 2009
Can't even demo the software on my Mac Pro running iTunes 9 on Snow Leopard. After launching iTunes it just pops up with the registration box, the only working buttons are Check for Update, Buy Now, and (presumably) Register. Clicking on Demo or Cancel seems to do nothing and leaves me stuck on the window, go figure.

Although I was able to demo it on my old Mac running iTunes 9 on Tiger and the plug-in works pretty well.
[Version 3.1]

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Michael @ Srs Labs commented on 24 Sep 2009
Are you running any other audio enhancement software on your Mac? If the answer is yes, it is possible that it has something to do with that. If the answer is no and you have never loaded iWOW on your system before, the trial should work fine. Regardless, simply uninstall iWOW by opening the SRS Labs folder in Applications, and select uninstall. This is the only way to remove it from your system. Once removed, redownload the software from our Web site and try it again.

If you would like to purchase iWOW, we have come coupon codes that are active until October 31, 2009. Find them at our facebook page www.facebook.com/srslabs, or blog http://soundingoff.srslabs.com
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Loosygoosy replied on 24 Sep 2009
Thanks for the reply; uninstalled and reinstalled same problem, oh well.
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Michael @ Srs Labs commented on 28 Sep 2009
Please send me an email at macupdate at srslabs dot com. I will get you up and running, I promise!
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Shock-J had trouble on 29 Aug 2009
Apple's Web sites states that version 2 and earlier are incompatible with Snow Leopard YET the Snow Leopard installer still moved my version 3.1 of iWow to the "Incompatible Software" folder. I have not tried to reinstall it yet, but does this mean ALL versions of iWow are incompatible with Snow Leopard?
[Version 3.1]

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Pissnaround replied on 30 Aug 2009
I am running iWOW just fine in Snow Leopard
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Tully had trouble on 29 Aug 2009
The link to the $5.99 update now gives the update price as $14.99. The $5.99 update has obviously been cancelled. Nice going SRS Labs; you continue to shoot yourselves in the foot.
Your customer relations stinks like a pile of fecal matter on a hot summer's day.
You've already alienated lots of customers and potential customers. Brilliant, absolutely brilliant!!! LOL.
[Version 3.1]

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Syzzygy commented on 29 Aug 2009
The $5.99 update was likely for 30 days only. True, they COULD have let it run for another 30 days; that would have made sense, but as they've already demonstrated to one and all, especially here at MacUpdate, they just don't have a clue what makes for good customer relations.
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Michael @ SRS Labs replied on 29 Aug 2009
Hello everybody,

I apologize, our system only lets promo codes work for 30 days. To receive $4.00 off of the iWOW 3.1 upgrade visit our online store and use promotional code SRS10050. Again, we are a very small company and are doing the best we can to help everybody out in a timely manner. Posting things here on MacUpdate isn't the best way to seek customer support, please use our customer support form online or email us at MacUpdate@srslabs.com and send us an email with the issues you are having and your registation code, and I will make sure that all of your questions get answered.
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Syzzygy had trouble on 27 Aug 2009
I went to http://www.srslabs.com/store/store/comersus_addItem.asp?idProduct=15&quantity=1 &utm_source=SRS10038&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=SRS10038
to purchase an SRS iWOW upgrade for $5.99, entered the code SRS10038 and the response was Attention...Invalid Code. WTF!!!
The notice about the $5.99 update was posted below by Michael @SRS iWOW on July 23, 09.
I'm getting another killer migraine headache from all this aggravation.
[Version 3.1]



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Alivewire rated on 12 Aug 2013

[Version 3.3]



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Bixo rated on 10 Mar 2013

[Version 3.3]



Mikl777 rated on 19 Nov 2012

[Version 3.3]



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Ted46 rated on 19 Oct 2012

[Version 3.3]



Aaronmfraser rated on 06 Jun 2012

[Version 3.3]



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Mistertoad17 rated on 06 May 2012

[Version 3.3]



Zigziggyspider rated on 14 Mar 2012

[Version 3.3]



Logan5 rated on 29 Feb 2012

[Version 3.3]



johnmckelvie82 rated on 14 Jan 2012

[Version 3.3]



Adam Demaire rated on 26 Dec 2011

[Version 3.3]


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Date:17 Sep 2011
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SRS iWOW Premium... Patented solutions in iWOW Premium greatly improve the playback of audio by creating an expansive sound stage, putting you, the listener, in the center of the performance. iWOW Premium also restores audio cues that are buried in the original source material so your music and video files sound more natural and detailed.

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